The SPEEA temporary medical plan provides interim medical coverage of up to $10,000* for newly hired employees and their dependents during the waiting period before health coverage begins under their employer-sponsored plan. At most employers, the interim period can be up to 30 days. The plan is available for new employees who join SPEEA within the first 10 days of employment. There is no cost to members for the medical coverage.
Under the plan, coverage begins on the day a completed and signed membership application (including the Temporary Medical coverage enrollment portion) is received in the SPEEA office. The coverage terminates on the date the new employee becomes eligible for the employer’s medical plan.
Nearly all medical expenses and prescriptions (including dental care and eyeglasses) are covered. Dependent coverage is also available for spouses and children when the new employee lists dependants’ names on the enrollment form.
For more information contact SPEEA at 206-433-0991.
* As a limited benefit plan, the SPEEA temporary medical plan was granted a waiver from the $750,000 annual maximum required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA).
SPEEA Temporary Medical Plan with 2011 updates - pdf